A world of inspiration

From America to Europe, we’ve gathered the globe’s most beautiful rooms to spark your creativity.

global style

Train Spotting

Square Feet Studio designed the shared spaces of Star Metals Residences, a luxury apartment building located on Atlanta’s Westside. The interior design recalls the site’s history as a railyard through the use of brass, steel, copper and zinc accents, which are balanced by warm timber, leather and fabric finishes. squarefeetstudio.com

 

global style

White Space

This one-of-a-kind townhouse was designed for an art dealer and creative visionary by architect and designer Jacob Bek, founder of JBA Collective. Embracing a contemporary aesthetic within the historic urban context and structure of a classic New York city brownstone, the minimal and open living concept embraces on a refined palette of natural marble, native elm, oak and walnut woods, and custom-designed furniture. jbacollective.com

 

global style

Magic Flute

This apartment in Surat, India byarchitect and interior design studio OpenIdeas is rendered in pale, gentle shades, allowing the furnishings to bring a sense of drama. Bold forms and tactile textures take the spotlight, such as the sophisticated stone fluting in the master bedroom. openideas.co.in

 

global style

Light Room

Yoko Kloeden Design transformed a dated Victorian townhouse into an elegant family abode, set in the heart of Wandsworth, London. Skylights flood the living area with light, while glass doors welcome the garden in, and contemporary statement pieces keep the space airy and sophisticated. yokokloeden.com

 

global style

Blurred Lines

This inspired home in Brazil by Atelier Aberto Arquitetura brings a creative concept to life through an informal and inviting opened floor plan. The home office space gives the impression of an extended living area, with a space for lounging, and storage for books, travel memories and growing plants. atelierabertoarquitetura.com

 

global style

Higher Ground

Mitchell + Corti Architects designed this striking extension to a Victorian terraced house in London. Featuring a circular skylight and monochrome palette, the elevated dining area steps down into a sunken library space equipped with a reader’s dream floor-to-ceiling bookcase. mitchellandcorti.com

 

global style

Midas Touch

The master bedroom suite of this home in Brazil, by TN Arquitetura, is pure luxe, with its plush golden bed frame and leather headboard. The room’s painted timber wall panelling creates an air of European elegance, while the granny-chic floral print bed covers add just the right amount of whimsy. talitanogueira.com.br

 

global style

Time Honoured

Trevor Wallace of Reflect Architecture reinvigorated the interiors of his own 1880 Victorian row house in Toronto, with materials thoughtfully selected to harmoniously blend old and new. Here, the original fireplace and wood flooring mingle with a more modern mood, introduced through contemporary art and furniture in contrasting dark and light shades. reflectarchitecture.com

 

global style

City Sanctuary

A minimalist modern apartment in the heart of London’s Soho was refreshed with a serene yet impactful approach, envisioned by Fare Inc. Designer Annie Harrison has introduced a softly spoken neutral palette, with layers of textured, tactile fabrics and elegant lighting. fare-inc.com

 

global style

Mix Master

This Vancouver residence balances elegant heritage interiors with a playful and vibrant touch. Clean lines and joyful touches through art, colour and pattern are evident in the light and bright new kitchen space, where classic design meets contemporary flair. annaliessekellydesign.com

 

global style

Play Station

FAB Architects renovated and extended a terraced house in Croydon, London with a playful twist on spatial design. Inspired by the owner’s son’s love of trains, a rich timber material palette results in a bright and warm dining space, illuminated through overhead skylights, with plywood batons and bench seating reminiscent of station platform seating. fabarchitects.co.uk